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42 Seconds Of Happiness

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

A circle of friends reunite for a weekend away to celebrate the same-sex wedding of a member of their group. Despite their best efforts to behave, a series of surprise plans, unexpected arrivals, and exposed secrets lead to an explosion of drama that cannot be... Read more


Saturday, November 12 at 4:30pm

Lonely, mild-mannered Cameron (Christopher Dinh) is content racing around the dark streets of Los Angeles as a late-night courier for his slick boss, Eddie (Billy Sly Williams). Then one fateful night, an important client, Martin (Kelvin Han Yee), asks Cameron to... Read more


Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm

Loosely based on filmmaker Alicia Slimmer’s life growing up in 1980s Queens, “Creedmoria” chronicles the attempts of 17-year-old Candy (Stef Dawson) to inject some “fun” into her dysfunctional life. Given her crazy-making troubles, the proximity of Candy’s home to... Read more

NFF Coffee

Sunday, November 13 at 11:00am

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors: Thane Economou (“The Wedding Party”), Erica Fae (“To Keep the Light”), Christina Kallas (“42 Seconds of Happiness”), William Lu (“Comfort”), and Alicia... Read more

To Keep the Light

Saturday, November 12 at 2:15pm

In 1876 Maine, Abbie (writer-director Erica Fae) tends the lighthouse on a remote island for her ailing husband. When a mysterious stranger washes up on shore, secrets buried in deep waters come to light, and Abbie is forced to navigate an unforgiving new world... Read more

The Wedding Party

Friday, November 11 at 9:30pm

A recently heartbroken groomsman finds himself tasked with running his best friend’s wedding reception after a slew of wedding-day disasters create chaos. Vainly striving to prevent his unruly friends from completely ruining the reception, he’s simultaneously... Read more